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Crime: The Shocking Truth


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Everybody has a theory about crime - why people get away with it, why there's more of it, what can be done about it.
The whole subject is a minefield of statistics, suppositions and misconceptions. Tonight's Inquiry in a film report by Laurie Taylor , tries to get at some of the truths. Many of them are surprising, even shocking - more police for example seldom equals less crime.... there's little evidence that we are now in the middle of a crimewave.
Ludovic Kennedy brings his particular knowledge of the law and crime to chair a debate with police, lawyers, criminologists and victims. They look for ways, not only of reducing crime, but almost as important, of lessen- A ing the fear and effects of it.
Research by JOANNA DAVIES Film director SARAH CAPLIN Studio direction PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Sarah Caplin
Unknown: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

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Crime: The Shocking Truth

BBC Two England, 25 September 1983 18.40

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